Camper destroyed by fire in east Nashville

Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A camper was destroyed by a fire in east Nashville Monday morning.

The fire happened just before 2 a.m. near the corner of south 19th Street and Shelby Avenue.

The camper was engulfed when firefighters arrived to the scene. Neighbors told News 2 they heard some sort of explosion from several blocks away.

The owner of the camper told News 2 she had just bought the camper on Saturday.

“This is my dream – to go traveling in my camper after I retired,” she said. “I’m not retired yet and it looks like I’m not going to be for a while.”

Multiple witnesses told investigators they saw a person running from the scene of the fire and the fire department later ruled it as arson.

No injuries were reported.